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SmokyMountainBeauty

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Hi! I'm Laura. I am a mom of 3 teens ( two 16 yo and one is 17) and recently discovered my love of soap making. I am super excited to meet everyone and learn from everyone here!
 

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Welcome Laura :).
 

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Thanks! I figured I would show y'all some of the (failed) soaps I've made so far.

My very first batch. Hot process Castile
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Ok so that didn't work out real well, so I decided to try an all natural recipe with doTERRA Serenity essential oil blend.
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Ok, maybe that one wasn't quite a failure. I actually like it, I'm just hoping the scent stays put.

Next I failed at a unicorn poop drop swirl there is pink in there somewhere. But not where it's visible in any of the bars
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Next was my peppermint soap. It was supposed to be a drop swirl, but set up WAY faster than I could work, so thought I'd do a hanger swirl, but I didn't have a hanger. I also decided to try out my stamp 2 days after cutting
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Finally is my Cucumber Melon soap. It was supposed to be an infinity swirl, but I did the swirls in all the wrong places .
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Oh well. I've had a blast learning and trying to beat the trace. Anyways, hope y'all get a giggle or two out of this. I certainly do every time I walk past the curing bars.
 

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Hi Laura,
Welcome. I'm kind of new here, myself, although I've been creating soaps and balms, etc and reading and reading the posts. So, here's my take on your soaps:
1st batch - Looks like very rustic log cabin puzzle soap. What fun!
2nd Try - Reminds me of the soaps my mom used on my hair (a "thousand" years ago haha) and my hair was shiny!
Unicorn drop - Cute. Orange and Blue are complementary colors and the white is neutral - a colorful unicorn on a cloud - so it works for me.
Peppermint soap - Very Southwest looking - looks great for camping.
Cucumber Melon Finale - Looks like a dessert - soft (colors) and creamy.
All in all - I think you did a great job! Keep having fun! Oh, and by the way - Great stamp! Very sharp.
I'm currently trying to perfect bath fizzies and making my first Epsom salt cakes. ugh! hahaha.
Happy Soaping -
Margo
 

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Welcome, Laura. I see you already have a custom stamp for your soap. I hope to see you around more.
 

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